Gear Reviews

The reviews on LoomisAdventures.com represent the testing conclusions and thoughts of the author on a multitude of outdoor gear. Gear is field tested overtime and reviews may be updated reflecting any new information. Please feel free to leave comments about your own experiences with the gear. If you have questions or want to see a review on a specific item, please contact us.


 

14
Jan
2011
jloomis

Columbia Sportswear Men's Lhotse Mountain II Parka Review

Product Rating: 
4
Columbia Sportswear Men's Lhotse Mountain II Parka

Features:

Columbia Sportswear's Lhotse Mountain™ II Parka for men is a durable feature packed addition to Columbia's Titanium lineup. This fully seam sealed parka is breathable and waterproof. The shell features a removable hood, underarm venting, adjustable powder skirt, and pockets inside and out. The Omni-Heat® zip-in liner completes the system by helping retain more body heat when at rest or shed excess body heat during activity.

12
Jan
2011
jloomis

Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp Review

Product Rating: 
2
Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp

Features:

The Princeton Tec Byte is a small headlamp powered by two AAA batteries with a Maxbright LED as the main light source. The Byte headlamp also features a red Ultrabright LED for when you don't want to impair your night vision or disrupt others with a bright light. The light can be adjusted from straight out to straight down by rotating within its bracket. The headlamp comes in a single color option, red/black.

11
Jan
2011
jloomis

High Peak Mt. Rainier -20 Mummy Bag Review

Product Rating: 
5
High Peak Mt. Rainier -20 Mummy Bag

Features:

The Mt. Rainier -20°F mummy bag by High Peak is a waterproof, windproof, and breathable sleeping bag designed for extreme adventures. This orange and black (think Oregon State Beavers) mummy bag packs down to about 11 inches by 16 inches in the included compression sack.

10
Jan
2011
jloomis

Pelican Snow Trek 60 Gear Sled Review

Product Rating: 
4
Pelican Snow Trek 60 Gear Sled Review

Features:

The Snow Trek 60 gear sled by Pelican is a sturdy utility sled designed to carry lots of gear to your winter destination. It is only offered in black plastic and includes a light duty hand-pulling rope. This gear sled can be pulled by hand, ATV, or snowmobile. Pulling by ATV or snowmobile requires an optional hitch, offered by Pelican.

06
Jan
2011
jloomis

Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel Review

Product Rating: 
5
Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel

Features:

The Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel comes in three colors: red, gold, and teal. The all-aluminum construction (except top of handle) makes quick work of any task. This Lifeline Snow Shovel adjusts from 25.25 inches to 32.25 inches and breaks down to three pieces for easy storage and transport. It is great for any outdoor adventure like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Also great to keep in cars, trucks, or SUVs.

03
Jan
2011
jloomis

Petzl TIKKA XP 2 Headlamp Review

Product Rating: 
5
Petzl TIKKA XP 2 Headlamp

Features:

The Petzl TIKKA XP®2 headlamp is a big improvement over my old 4-led TIKKA model. The main difference is in the brightness and the addition of a red LED. The TIKKA XP2 features a single white high-output LED paired with a red LED.

28
Dec
2010
jloomis

Paris Expedition Sled Review

Product Rating: 
4
Paris Expedition Sled

Features:

The Paris Expedition Sled is a tough lightweight sled designed as a pulk or gear sled. It helps move wood, and fishing, camping, or other gear easily over snow and ice. The sled comes in bright orange color. It features grommet-reinforced tow holes in the front with additional non-reinforced holes along the sides to secure cargo. The Paris Expedition Sled is sold by itself, without tow rope or poles, etc.

23
Dec
2010
jloomis

Arctic Wolf 3 Person Tent Review

Product Rating: 
3
Arctic Wolf 3 Person Tent

Features:

This freestanding, double-wall dome tent by Arctic Wolf sleeps up to 3 people. It is available in three colors: blue, green, and orange. The full coverage fly provides two vestibules, one each over the two doors. Two vents in the fly help with ventilation in addition to the roof vents and door vents in the main tent body. The coated fly and bathtub-style floor keep water out while numerous guy points help steady the tent in the wind. The tent comes with fly, shockcorded aluminum poles, aluminum stakes, guylines, and storage sack.

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